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Train with the highly accomplished Cal Women's Basketball staff and players for an unforgettable summer! The Cal Girls Basketball Camp offers elite basketball instruction for players looking to take their game to the next level. Participate in collegiate-style skills training, unique drill stations, and competitive scrimmages.

The Cal Basketball Camps will feature sessions for players of all abilities and ages. All camp sessions will take place on the Cal Berkeley campus this summer!

Highlights Include
  • A tenacious approach to defensive skills training and improvement
  • Advanced skill development drills with a strong emphasis on fundamentals
  • Official California Basketball Team T-Shirt, Camp Workbook, and other great prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Lindsay Gottlieb

    Camp Director Lindsay Gottlieb

     In five short years as the head coach at California, Lindsay Gottlieb has shown the ability to find the perfect balance in Berkeley by taking the program to unprecedented heights since being hired on April 25, 2011.

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  • Charmin Smith

    assistant_coach Charmin Smith

    Charmin Smith is the longest-tenured coach on the California bench and has been instrumental in turning the Golden Bears into one of the premier programs on the west coast and in the country. Of the...

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  • Kai Felton

    assistant_coach Kai Felton

    Kai Felton enters her fifth season with California women’s basketball in 2015-16. In her five seasons with the Golden Bears, Felton has been instrumental in the development of Cal’s...

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  • Wendale Farrow Cal Girls Basketball

    assistant_coach Wendale Farrow

    Wendale Farrow, a highly regarded up-and-coming coach with experience in both the Pac-12 and SEC, joined the Golden Bears as an assistant coach on June 1, 2016. Farrow joined the Bears after stints...

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  • Jill Culbertson

    general_staff Jill Culbertson

    Jill Culbertson enters her third season as the Director of Basketball Operations in 2015-16 after a successful career in various roles in the WNBA.  Culbertson, a 2008 graduate of Cal Poly, most...

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Camp Details

2017 CAMP SESSIONS

Jam Fest (Team Camp): June 11th. Open to JV, Varsity, and Club Teams. SOLD OUT!
Cal Kids Camp: June 26th-29th. Ages 7-16/Entering Grades 2-11. 
Bear For A Day: August 5th. Ages 12-18/Entering Grades 7-12.

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Jam Fest/Team Camp: June 11 (Junior Varsity, Varsity, and Club Teams)

Camp Location: Haas Pavilion (115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720) and Recreational Sports Facility (RSF; 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720).
Check-in: Sunday at 9AM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

One day team camp for high school varsity, junior varsity and club teams. High intensity competitive team games that begin at 9am, length of day is dependent on the number of teams enrolled. Three game guarantee, certified officials, and skill instruction from Cal coaches. A skill session will take place during the last hour of camp, broken up by position with offensive skill building and defensive concepts. In addition, coaches will be providing skill instruction throughout the day. First come, first serve basis. Make sure to register your team before the slots are filled! Each Team Coach will register for his/her team. Coaches registering 2+ teams are eligible for a discounted price of $350 per team. Please contact US Sports Camps at 1-800-645-3226 to register multiple teams. Each coach will be asked to fill out a team registration form and each team member must complete and bring health forms to camp. These forms will be emailed to the coaches upon completion of registration. 

 

Cal Kids Camp: June 26-29 (Ages 7-16/Entering Grades 2-11)

Camp Location: Haas Pavilion: 115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM. Extended Care available from 4PM-5PM (see details below).
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Designed for young girls who want to learn the fundamentals in a fun environment. Our staff and players will teach shooting, passing, ball handling and team play to girls, ages 7-16. Normal camp will run from 9am-4pm. Extended Care available from 4-5pm for an additional fee of $50 (for all 4 days). 

 

Bear For A Day: August 5 (Ages 13-18/Entering Grades 7-12)

Camp Location: Haas Pavilion: 115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Camp Hours: Registration will take place at 12PM with camp following from 1PM-5PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided.

Bear for a Day is our most intensive Cal Girls Basketball Camp geared toward the most serious basketball players. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the day. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt!

 

Transportation

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 

Scholarships

We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 10:00 AM Welcome
  • 10:15 AM Dynamic Warm-up
  • 10:30 AM Demo Cal Transition Series
  • 10:40 AM Transition Series
  • 11:05 AM Team Practice - Learn and Run Cal’s Offenses
  • 11:30 AM Game Time
  • 12:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Demo Cal Guard/Post Breakdowns
  • 1:10 PM Guard/Post Breakdowns
  • 1:45 PM Basketball Discussion and Film Session
  • 2:15 PM Warm-up
  • 3:00 PM 3-on-3 Tournament
  • 3:45 PM Skill Breakdown Drills and Competitions - Defense, Passing and Shooting
  • 4:30 PM Game Time
  • 4:45 PM Awards and Closing
  • 5:00 PM Departure

Cal Haas Pavilion

Bear For A Day and Cal Kids Camp campers will utilize Cal Berkeley's Haas Pavilion for basketball instruction. The newly renovated Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion is home to the University of California Golden Bears men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's gymnastics teams. Haas Pavilion is located at 115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Jam Fest campers will utilize Cal Berkeley's Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) located at 2301 Bancroft Way between Dana Street and Ellsworth Street in Berkeley, CA 94720. The Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) is the University’s largest, most complete fitness center with over 100,000 square feet of activity space, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 3 weight rooms, seven basketball courts, seven racquetball/handball courts, six squash courts, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stairmasters, rowing machines and stationary bikes. Additionally, there is space reserved for volleyball, badminton, group exercise classes, martial arts, and table tennis. 

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Overall Average Rating 4.67 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great Experience for us!

    UC Berkeley, CA hosted a camp named "Bear for the Day" What a wonderful experience for the girls and parents! UC Berkely's Head Coach, Director, Cal Bear Women Players, staff and facilities were beyond our expectations! My daughter had a blast and has not stopped talking about it more than a week later! She loved the interaction with the actual Cal Women team members, playing on the courts with girls from all different ages and areas and touring the campus and having a "awesome" dinner on campus. Great Experience for us!

    — Sylvia G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    WE LOVE THE CAL BERKELEY GIRLS.

    THE STAFF- THEY ARE AMAZING! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN NEXT SUMMER!!!! WE LOVE THE CAL BERKELEY GIRLS. MY DAUGHTER LOVES GABBY AND COURTNEY (HER FAVORITE COACHES)!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. WE WILL SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!

    — Phuong N. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It gave me new inspiration and love for the sport.

    I loved that the UC Berekely basketball players, both from previous teams to the current team, attended and helped give guidance to future players. It gave me new inspiration and love for the sport. I also liked how it allowed parents and coaches to come watch and observe to be a part of the adventure. Thank you so much for this awesome experience, I can't wait to tell my coach and friends all about this awesome camp and my adventure.

    — Margaret R. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Our coaches pushed us to become better ball players.

    Some of my memorable experiences were when our coaches talked to us and pushed us to become better ball players they told us their stories and let us know everyone makes mistakes so stop beating yourself up if you make one little mistake.

    — Jewell P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Terrific coaching!

    Cal players and coaches all terrific. My daughter is still talking about them.

    — Brian B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great job to the coaches!

    I would say great job to the coaches! Also, as a mother I absolutely loved that one of the coaches had her kids there and that all the other coaches worked together to watch them. It made me see that they are close and see each other as a family which is what I want my girls to understand your team will eventually be. The girls favorite part was interacting with the coaches and the older daughter likes to compete and play games as well so that was her favorite too.

    — Nettie A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    This camp created a spark in my daughter.

    This camp created a needed spark that has been overdue in my daughter. I watched her perform at a level she hasn't displayed in over a year. Thank you for the opportunity.

    — Loretta R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I loved the way the players engaged the kids.

    I loved the way the players engaged the kids. My daughter has asked me at least 10 times to get her on a basketball team and given me a deadline for doing it. I just hope she doesn't quit playing tennis!

    — Brian D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    This camp inspired my daughter.

    Inspired my daughter to practice the skill drills she learned at camp. She has been out to practice every other day and says she wants to be a basketball player!

    — Caren H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you all!

    Had fun, coaches really taught me some things I didn't know. Thank you all!  

    — Derriona M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    The whole day inspired me.

    I think my favorite part of the camp was actually putting on the player jerseys and having a mini photo shoot. The whole day inspired me to continue to pursue basketball with excellence so that I can be a mentor like these women were for me that day!

    — Savannah C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My daughter says she wants to be a basketball player!

    Inspired my daughter to practice the skill drills she learned at camp. She has been out to practice every other day and says she wants to be a basketball player!

    — Caren H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    This camp created a needed spark.

    The Bear for a Day Camp created a needed spark that has been overdue in my daughter. I watched her perform at a level she hasn't displayed in over a year. Thank you for the opportunity. The tour of the campus was completely unexpected and yet needed. I stingily support higher education and have discussed the possibility of touring various campuses. This was on time with the discussions taking place at home. Thank you!

    — Loretta L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My favorite part of the camp was when we were able to watch film with the head coach.

    My favorite part of the Bear for a Day Camp was when we were able to watch film with the head coach. I also enjoyed talking to the camp staff and players and asking them questions on how they became a Cal Bear. Lastly, I thought the strength and conditioning part was really good.

    — Jordan V. Camper

    • 5/5.
    She was so happy to meet real basketball players.

    My daughter was not aware the coaches were members of the Cal B-ball team. She was so happy to meet real basketball players as she put it. She hung the poster on her wall in her bedroom.

    — Ursula J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Inspiring and motivational.

    It was so awesome, inspiring and motivational to be coached by actual girls from the Cal Berkeley team-so cool! It was just so much fun! and I could really be me here.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    My favorite part of camp was being taught by UC Cal Players.

    My favorite part of camp was being taught by UC Cal Players (Girls) who worked out, talked, taught and made it fun. Learning about the new rules for academics. Drills, chants..... and playing 3on3 and games!

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    The facility and staff were amazing!

    June 14, 2016: My two girls absolutely loved every part of the day. The staff was so friendly and that made them feel very comfortable. They definitely improved on their basketball skills. This camp was good for all skill levels. I would definitely recommend and hope to be able to send my girls again next year. I loved seeing the smiles on my girls' faces at the end of the day .Cant say enough good things! The coaches pushed and encouraged the kids, but ultimately made them feel good about themselves. Definitely promoted a love for the game! 

    — Jodi N. Parent

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Cal Girls Basketball Camp

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Lindsay Gottlieb, Camp Director
Haas Pavilion/Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
115 Haas Pavilion

Berkeley, California 94720

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